About Us

The Charity Defense Council is a brave new leadership organization for the charity sector. Our mission is to correct misconceptions about charity that compromise nonprofit effectiveness. Our goal is singular and bold: to change how the donating public thinks about changing the world.

Our founder Dan Pallotta's 2013 TED Talk "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong" described the problem and got the conversation started. Now, we're building a movement to create a lasting solution.

Governing Board | Steering Committee



Governing Board


Neil McCarthy

Director


Dan Pallotta

Founder & President


Seth Perlman

Secretary & Treasurer



Steering Committee


Pierre Ferrari

President & CEO

Heifer International


Susan Barrows Libby

Managing Partner

Kito Global


Steve Nardizzi

Former CEO

Wounded Warrior Project


Ken Stern

Former CEO

NPR

Below, you can find all our latest financial information. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@charitydefensecouncil.org.



IRS Tax-Exempt Determination

2012 Letter

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You can reach us by email or phone:
info@charitydefensecouncil.org
(978) 213-7014

Charity Defense Council
7 Central Street
Topsfield, MA 01983